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    I know the course I want to do but have no idea how to write my ps, every single website says something contradictory? Does anyone have any general do's and don'ts for writing it?
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    (Original post by GusMate)
    I know the course I want to do but have no idea how to write my ps, every single website says something contradictory? Does anyone have any general do's and don'ts for writing it?
    Do make it personal. Don't copy anyone else's. Hundreds of applicants used a line about burning a hole in their pyjamas and it wasn't true for them all. UCAS scan statements for plagiarism so you will be caught.

    Do understand the limits. It's 4000 characters or 47 lines, whichever comes first. For most people this is the line restriction. A good statement may end up being only 3200 characters or so to fit. Don't write an excellent 4000 character statement and then find you need to cut it down.

    Don't use words if you don't know what they mean. Using a thesaurus can enhance your writing, but only if it's done well. Not all suggestions mean exactly the same. "I have a small parrot" and "I have a cramped parrot" are not quite the same.

    Do talk to people on TSR. You can ask questions, help others, or just chat about your day. But once you have 100 posts, you can use the TSR Personal Statement Help forum and get your personal statement reviewed by a TSR Reviewer!
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    (Original post by GusMate)
    I know the course I want to do but have no idea how to write my ps, every single website says something contradictory? Does anyone have any general do's and don'ts for writing it?
    Show an interest in your subject through talking a bit about your school subjects, but more about what you have done outside of school . If you read a book, write genuinely about ways in which that invoked your intellectual thought process, also for me I went to History lectures and showed how I handled/analyzed the sources used
 
 
 
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